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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : isz|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Controlling Facilities||tower : iah|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : student|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : insufficient time|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
This letter is to notify you of a propeller strike accident at blue ash airport in cincinnati, oh. I am a student pilot working towards my private pilot certificate. I was performing a standard full flap landing. On my final approach, the wind picked up as I maintained a centerline approach. I came in a little fast and bounced off the back wheels. Attempting a go around, I added power, raised flaps to takeoff position and turned off carburetor heat. There was not enough lift to take off and the plane dropped to the ground in a flat confign. I noticed when I added power, the nose wanted to go forward. After clearing the runway and doing my after landing check, the flaps were still down even though the switch was in takeoff position. The circuit breaker had popped. This was a known problem for over a month, but was supposedly fixed by this day. There was some damage done to the propeller after the plane dropped during my go around attempt. This accident and recent flap problems are being reported to manufacturer. The plane I was flying was a diamond katana DA20.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: STUDENT PLT TRAINING IN A KATANA DA20 ATTEMPTING A GAR HAS A FLAP FAILURE. UPON APPLYING FULL PWR WITH FULL FLAP THE ACFT LANDS HARD AND HAS A PROP STRIKE.
Narrative: THIS LETTER IS TO NOTIFY YOU OF A PROP STRIKE ACCIDENT AT BLUE ASH ARPT IN CINCINNATI, OH. I AM A STUDENT PLT WORKING TOWARDS MY PVT PLT CERTIFICATE. I WAS PERFORMING A STANDARD FULL FLAP LNDG. ON MY FINAL APCH, THE WIND PICKED UP AS I MAINTAINED A CTRLINE APCH. I CAME IN A LITTLE FAST AND BOUNCED OFF THE BACK WHEELS. ATTEMPTING A GAR, I ADDED PWR, RAISED FLAPS TO TKOF POS AND TURNED OFF CARB HEAT. THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH LIFT TO TAKE OFF AND THE PLANE DROPPED TO THE GND IN A FLAT CONFIGN. I NOTICED WHEN I ADDED PWR, THE NOSE WANTED TO GO FORWARD. AFTER CLRING THE RWY AND DOING MY AFTER LNDG CHK, THE FLAPS WERE STILL DOWN EVEN THOUGH THE SWITCH WAS IN TKOF POS. THE CIRCUIT BREAKER HAD POPPED. THIS WAS A KNOWN PROB FOR OVER A MONTH, BUT WAS SUPPOSEDLY FIXED BY THIS DAY. THERE WAS SOME DAMAGE DONE TO THE PROP AFTER THE PLANE DROPPED DURING MY GAR ATTEMPT. THIS ACCIDENT AND RECENT FLAP PROBS ARE BEING RPTED TO MANUFACTURER. THE PLANE I WAS FLYING WAS A DIAMOND KATANA DA20.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.